NASTAR is a public racing program that provides recreational racers with an opportunity to compare their ability to the fastest member of the US Ski Team (USST). NASTAR is the largest recreational ski race program in the world, developed by SKI Magazine in 1968, and is available at over 120 of the nation’s premier resorts. This fun, competitive and easily accessible racing program allows racers of all ages and abilities a means to compare themselves with one another, regardless of when and where they race. This is accomplished by establishing the National Standard on each NASTAR course, and through a racer handicap system. Each time you race NASTAR, you could win a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal based on the handicap you earn.
Cataloochee NASTAR Public Racing begins Jan. 8th. Registration and credit card payment can be taken at the Ticket Center on the lower level of the lodge, cash payment and registration can be done at the top of the race course in the Race Shack. NASTAR pre-registration is available online at Nastar.com. All races are subject to weather and slope conditions. Lift ticket/slope pass or a season pass is required to participate.
Race dates are the following:
Jan. 8th, 22nd, 29th & Feb. 5th
Sunday Nastar races are 3-5pm. Sign up in person, same day